- the taking by one player of all the tricks of a deal, as in piquet.
Origin of capot1
1640–50; < French (noun and adj.), designating or describing the player who has no tricks, after faire capot (nautical) to capsize
[kuh-poh; French ka-poh]
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Examples from the Web for capot
This, with forty for the capot, makes a hundred and sixty-three.The Sharper Detected and Exposed
Capot, ka-pot′, n. the winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet, and scoring forty.
Today (Apr. 4th) he asked me for a needle and thread to sew the sleeve of his capot which this ghost!La Ronge Journal, 1823
- piquet the winning of all the tricks by one player
C17: from French
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